Not Jack the Ripper
And my second (Technically) shoot with the fantastic Emma Kelly.
This was probably one of the more unusual shoots I have ever done.
When I first met Emma during a charity shoot for Breast Cancer she dropped down on to the studio floor doing the splits. After we did a full shoot together I suggested we did another shoot to show off her flexibility….. I also wanted an excuse to purchase a tail coat for myself so I suggested a kind of performer look and Emma suggested an amazing location.
Unfortunately the heavens opened and we were not able to proceed as planned … We walked away with basically the photos you see above and not the intended shoot. We also pretty much thought we had a couple of good shots and we had already intended to go into black and white.
So I was shocked when I saw that when all the shots came together that out ideas had created a kind of character. It was weird to see a shoot where instead of the intended outcome we had a shoot where I did not feel I had taken the shots and Emma was not the model.
Sometimes lucky accidents happen.